Outdoorsman. Loved it for the fit and weight since I have a bad lower back. Required fields are marked *, When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. These hardworking guns are all about action and value. I really liked the standard features offered with the 3000, especially its impressive choke system. I prefer to shoot the stoeger. I've always found it to be a bit frustrating to another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to BERETTA A400. It took extra barrels ($799) all combine to make the A400 series one that has caused Before we begin, I recommend catching a glimpse of our review of the M3500 and the entire Stoeger Industries Company. I am new to sport, I know you should use a over / under but at this point to expensive. For suggestions, collaborations, or requests, contact [email protected]. Would I buy it again? B. brent99. Useing 28 gram loads..the ammunition is both cheep and dirty..the inertia driven bolt runs cleaner than my work mates gas piston driven shotgun. A new compact M3000 to shoot at ATA events here in Ohio.” pic.twitter.com/WafJaunEum. It is a seven pound Pleasantly soft-shooting. Find a Stoeger dealer and make one yours. Item Number Barrel Length Finish/Stock Overall Length Average Weight MSRP; M3000 Shotgun 12-Gauge 2-3/4" and 3" I shoot mostly club level 3-gun matches, and the Remington 1100 is great for that. It handles 1 ounce, 1180 fps Plus, the 3000 comes in standard, compact, sporting, and defense, something the M3500 can’t say. Posts: 64. reasonable seven pound weight and a ComforTech stock that is a huge improvement Without sacrificing any durability or reliability, Stoeger outfitted these scatterguns with run-of-the-mill stocks, buttpads, grips, triggers, and safeties. loads right out of the box. The first time I heard this claim, I tested out the M3500 against the Benelli M2, and as impressive as the Stoeger was, the Benelli was still the clear superior. All information is appreciated. additions problematic. It is well-finished in the Hunter and other walnut stocked The first time I heard this claim, I tested out the M3500 against the, To make it fair, I wanted to see how the M3000 would match up against some more comparable shotguns, like the Mossberg 930 Hunting All-Purpose Field and. behind their product. Your email address will not be published. Copyright 2013 by Randy Wakeman. For reliability at a price you'll love, experts and novices agree on Stoeger. A moderately heavy none since 2500 and counting. Pushing eight pounds and with an extremely thick recoil pad, Midlothian, TX. Get a Beretta A300 or a Franchi Affinity. Videos. I’m not really sure, though. Beretta 12g Gun Models --Please choose one-- 303, 390, 391, 3901, A300 A350, A400 Xplor, Excel, Xtreme Unico, 1301, Xtrema 1, Xtrema 2, TX4-Ambidextrous (+$10.00) Beretta 20g Gun Model can do without the speed loading feature. One of my favorite things about the M3000 is how many options there are. Nagging problems with soft parts remain. I've read several reviews on both shotguns (on the interwebz) but wanted to get some opinions from folks the forum. The price difference between the lower quality guns you mentions and the next tier of auto-loaders is how much you will spend on like two days of Trap shooting, but the … It is priced right and functions beautifully. Sent it to AO in Oregon, fantastic job, 4 Lb pull. If you’re trying to upgrade your 3000 while maintaining its simplistic design, consider picking the SteadyGrip variant which will provide a major boost to your handling and accuracy. Re: Franchi Affinity vs Beretta A300 Outlander [Re: Buffs 1] #4615496 09/30/13 ... Franchi Affinity vs Beretta A300 Outlander [Re: chilled shot] #4623461 10/02/13 05:09 PM: Joined: Aug 2012. Although the 3500 is their most well-known model, you should check out the M3000 if you’re in the market for a great, The “tough as nails scattergun” epitomizes that, idea, but that’s not a knock to its quality. trigger and a lower price than many would think possible. Whenever a discussion arises over the "best" shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. One of my favorite things about the M3000 is how many options there are. Nearly all Stoeger shotguns are reliably accurate, and the M3000 is no exception. ; that being said, picking the right one can be tough. #Stoeger Fan Photo: Jeff D. and his son Brody, “One happy Target Buster! While the M3000 doesn’t have the best swing, it does offer supreme control and handling. I have shot benelli’s for years. But with over a dozen variants to choose from, it won’t be easy to pick the right one; we at, There may be some questions about Stoeger’s full collection of shotguns, but one thing is certain: the entire M3000 series exemplifies what it means to be a versatile and dependable field weapon. That sounds great, we’d love to see a picture! Their latest line of affordable semiautomatic shotguns however, is pretty sweet. I picked up a stoeger m3000 a few years ago and love it. Looking at buying a new shotgun. Versa-Max has been improved to the point where it merits serious consideration Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and another choke tube system that improves nothing, the A400 line is an advance to the rear. However, if you’re in the market for a cheaper attachment, take a look on Amazon for deals on the impressive CVLIFE Hunting Rifle Scope 2.5-10x40e. IMHO there are great, possibly better choices for far less money. The impressive shotgun manufacturer based out of Accokeek, Maryland is known more for their over/unders and side by sides. Your email address will not be published. Nonetheless, I was surprised how similar these two shotguns were – Stoeger should be very proud. Beretta A300 vs. A400. the best imports I've used in some time. With the 24″ barrel it swings nice & doesn’t feel like an anti aircraft gun in amongst the cherry trees. Beretta A300 or Stoeger M3500? I have been eyeballing the Stoeger M3000 and M3500 myself, they get outstanding reviews and a coworker absolutely loves his. only MC 312 is one of the latest inertia autoloaders. recoil and backed by the best customer service team in the industry. For the same dollars, Beretta A300, Winchester SX3 or the Remington V3, to name a few. The M3000 Shotgun is a working gun that gets the job done. For the price, I don’t worry about it getting a bit torn up on the coarse. Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. It defines 500 years Beretta A400 Outlander Shotgun. These are both great sporting shotguns, but the A400 was designed to be a premium version of the 300. autoloaders out there. makes many wish they had gone elsewhere, to the Franchi Affinity, Girsan or the rear. a disaster, the new A5 is a very hard shotgun to love. save you a few pesos compared the Maxus, if you like the raised rib (SX3) and Mine will chew up cheap Rios-hevi metal, don’t matter. done, I'll take a stab at it. Beretta M300 vs a Stoeger M3000, looking to see which people prefer I would like to see what people think between these 2 shotguns for trap and skeet shooting. Although many waterfowlers designed to chamber heavier loads tend to malfunction with lighter loads, this 12 gauge will cycle 2 ¾” and 3” rounds beautifully. The biggest advantage the M3000 has is its Inertia Driven System, instead of relying on a gas-operated system, which can cause fouling and adds unnecessary weight. Of the crop of new autoloaders that hit the market more or I may replace my 11-87 with one, I hate my 11-87. Since this is so very rarely overly heavy guns are part and parcel of the Stoeger line. versions and is Browning's best autoloading shotgun. The SX3 (and Browning Silver) share the same action and can While CZ-USA is a fine company, their Huglo (of Turkey) made Specifications. While quite functional, a ridiculously heavy trigger, harsh Might also be able to find a Winchester sx3 or sx4 for around $800. In either 20 or 12 gauge, this ATA made autoloader is one of I have been putting one they the paces for 3 gun competition and it's a helluva gun for under $500. Things can change in a hurry. I have a lot of experience with shotguns and I’ve always had a predisposition to reasonably-priced semi-automatics. I got my m3000 with 24″ barrel end of last fruit season.. As a bird shooter over Cherrys & grapes..here in New Zealand , I needed a good solid work gun. Both of these guns are in my price range. has done a very good job of continually improving this line and they stand It is NOT a Benelli and it is NOT a Beretta. Weatherby SA-08 vs. Stoeger M3000. For starters, these are both significantly more expensive, but you’d never guess that from a performance test. Plus, besides for its impeccable feeding abilities, the semi-auto 3000 also cycles all kinds of cartridges and ammo super-fast. There may be some questions about Stoeger’s full collection of shotguns, but one thing is certain: the entire M3000 series exemplifies what it means to be a versatile and dependable field weapon. Extremely well-built at an attractive price, the 12 gauge Beretta A300 Outlander. Anyone running a Stoeger M3k or Mossberg 930 JM Pro? 11-21-2013, 10:14 AM #2. When looking for scopes, I always check out what Bushnell has in available, and their, I’ve heard tons of Stoeger shooters claim that these price point shotguns rival firearms twice their price. … It is the type Maybe, but that would depend upon how much more I was willing to spend. When looking for scopes, I always check out what Bushnell has in available, and their Trophy Shotgun Scope with Circle-X Reticle 1.75-4 x 32mm is an excellent choice. After a very poor launch saddled with an instant recall, the the new 2014 models are soon to be announced. stick plastic kick-off, a shot counter by Nintendo (in the Xcel model) and At the same time, these Stoegers are also incredibly trustworthy turkey hunters. A price-point gun with a generally dismal track record that To make it fair, I wanted to see how the M3000 would match up against some more comparable shotguns, like the Mossberg 930 Hunting All-Purpose Field and Beretta A300 Outlander. Sam is an avid firearms enthusiast who loves sharing his knowledge and experience with fellow gunivores. The m3000 ticked all the boxes . I have tried to make it break, I can’t. My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated, Let’s begin our Gunivore in-depth look at Stoeger Industries’ semi-automatic Model 3000. Of your on a budget check out the Stoeger M3000. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. TrevorFaircloth. The only are difficult to fit, finishes impossible to match and horrifically over-priced Since its receiver is drilled and tapped for a Weaver-style rail, many shooters, especially turkey hunters, opt to attach all kinds of accessories and optics. All things considered, Stoeger Industries’ semi-auto M3000 is an affordable alternative to some of the most popular shotguns in the market. Besides for their different chamber size and available options, the 3500 is a more proficient field-hunting weapon. Lever is made of 6061 Aluminum and the latch of 4140 Carbon Steel. Fortunately for them, they do have these assets; and while maintaining a few premium features, the majority of the M3000 is pretty ordinary. I rarely take my benelli’s out any more. Consequently, Stoeger built their 3000 to handle all kinds of stress, especially water and muck. Full of gimmicks, including fake plasta-wood finishes, pogo I am looking for info on either gun or any info for a semi auto for less than $800. for the goose pit. Often it's as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar. You'll note that there are more thumbs-up models I’m pleased with my choice. Looking to purchase a new shotgun. The Stoeger M3K is a decent gun for the money. As this is written, late in 2013, I'm mindful that others that offer a clearly better-built product. Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down on Autoloading Shotguns. But with over a dozen variants to choose from, it won’t be easy to pick the right one; we at Gunivore are here to help! If it wasn’t for the inclusion of the Benelli Inertia Driven System and Beretta Holding Group’s available resources, nobody would even bat an eye at Stoeger. It is a good gun. Would I buy the out of the box 3-Gun model? Our group puts out guns through heck while hunting in Arkansas every year. years from Franchi and the ten years from Benelli. If I was not able to open up the loading port to do dual/quad loads on the 1100, I'd probably would be shooting a Stoeger 3000, Mossberg JM Pro, or Beretta 1301 competition. Stoeger does not make shotguns and I think they label those they bring in from Vursan out of Turkey. Yet, I recommend switching out the red-bar sights with green if you’re hunting waterfowl. In shooting the first 200 rounds (1200 fps) cheep stuff, 3 FTEs. I bought a new Super 90 in about 2002. Easy on the eyes and shoulder alike, The Best sub-$1000 Inertia Shotguns. I recently reviewed the Beretta A400 and I was blown away by its extraordinary specs and performance. As with any waterfowl and upland hunting shotgun, it goes without saying that your weapon will take some abuse. A. afv338 ... and matches. You get the idea. Anyway, here we go, the thumbs up autoloaders followed by the thumbs down But I'm partial to inertia guns. Additionally, Stoeger ships certain variants with a shim kit for further adjustments and personalization plus an optional recoil reducer that fits in the buttstock. or a just a few dollars more, you can do much better. If you're looking at the Stoeger 3000/3500, also look at and handle the Beretta A300 Outlander and the Franchi Affinity/Intensity. My search for the ultimate budget shotgun has led me to some interesting and underrated Mossbergs (500 and 930), Remingtons (870), and Benellis (Nova). basic version that is easier on the wallet than the initial offering. Now halfway through this season & nearly 3000 rounds later. In fact, there’s really not many more differences between these two popular Stoegers. Check out Beretta A300, Weatherby element, Remington versa max, 11-87, 1100, V3, or a Benelli Montefeltro.Stoeger or franchi also make a good budget semi auto my buddy has a stoeger and it works good. A300 … The Stoeger 3000 and 3500 are both great guns for that price. Nordic Components offers a dedicated package for the Beretta 1301 Tactical, featuring a custom-designed +2 extension tube for a flush fit to the shotgun’s muzzle. of product you'll have to buy twice and that is no bargain. Feel free to post one on our facebook page when it’s ready. Although the 3500 is their most well-known model, you should check out the M3000 if you’re in the market for a great bang for your buck shotgun. scheme) is not confidence inspiring, in particular when compared to the seven The 3.5” magnum, tube-fed scattergun is more popular amongst hunters and 3-gun shooters, while the M3000 is a more all-purpose firearm. In addition to the six stock & finish combinations, the 3000 is available in 18.5”, 24”, 26”, 28” and 30” barrel lengths. In addition to shipping with a tapped barrel for quickly swapping chokes in the field, Stoeger offers each M3000 with three additional options – improved cylinder, modified, and extra full turkey choke, plus a choke wrench. BENELLI / FRANCHI Benelli inertia guns are a known quantity and although they are a bit proudly priced, they are backed by a good warranty and very good customer service. Weatherby I picked up a M3000 Sporter a few months ago. While not dedicated 391 and 390 Beretta aficionados to shake their collective heads and Even more, these Stoegers deliver impressively quick target acquisition, thanks to their vent-ribbed barrels and colored-fiber-optic front sights. Let us know what you think in the comments section! Remington Model 1100 Tactical Shotgun Review. When it comes to shotguns and Italian craftsmanship, Stoeger Industries – currently owned by the Beretta Holding Group – often gets ignored, without explanation. I have a few friends who have since bought the 3500 and love them. in shooting comfort over a conventional stock. Beretta ($65): Briley’s bolt release lever for Beretta automatic shotguns is wider, longer and slightly more elevated than the original model and includes Briley's adapted latch. The Stoeger M3000 is a very cost-effective semiautomatic shotgun, promising to offer great bang for your buck. I’d like to buy my son a new (or good condition used) Benelli, but have no idea what the modern equivalent is. The best made, most fully featured autoloading target gun on